Why are so many Canadians not getting enough fibre? It may come down to time. We move in a fast-paced society, where the social dynamics of food have changed, while the fundamental principles of fibre have not. We still need fibre, but including it from whole foods, like whole grains, takes planning.
Foods high in fibre delight us with chewy, crunchy and tasty experiences but high-fibre foods can take time to plan, purchase and cook. Due to constraints on our busy lives, we may not have as much time to prepare some high fibre foods.
Increasing fibre in our diet has health benefits1,2. In order to fully appreciate fibre — and its rich experience of taste and satiety — we can slow down and take time to prepare and enjoy our foods.
Foods with fibre take time to prepare, but planning ahead makes a difference. Bringing more fibre into your life can start simply:
With mindful eating, more time for food and small steps to add plant-based whole foods, you can increase your fibre intake and increase the pleasure of your eating experience.